Trump in Iowa Reaffirms Support for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

As President Trump was starting a roundtable on workforce development in Iowa Thursday, his very first words were about ethanol. “I’m very close, I have to tell you, to pulling off something that you’ve been looking forward to for many years and that’s the 12 month E15 waiver,”said Trump. “It’s a very complex process.” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said …

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ACE Conference Breakouts to Explore Key Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 31st annual conference coming up August 15-17 in Minneapolis offers a variety of breakout sessions covering the latest in technology updates, strategic planning advice, and ways to make ethanol plants more profitable. The breakout sessions will be held concurrently in three rounds on the afternoon of Thursday, August 16, following the morning general session …

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ACE Hopeful EPA Will Return to RFS Law

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) senior vice president Ron Lamberty testified at the public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “With the departure of the previous EPA Administrator, I hope EPA will take this opportunity to return to implementing the RFS as intended by …

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“Grit Wins” is Theme for 2018 ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration and released the agenda for its 31st annual conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s “Grit Wins” conference theme and programming are reflective of the attacks oil refiners have launched on ethanol this year. The general session panels will include updates from ACE leadership, a …

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Report Contradicts EPA Chief

Cindy Zimmerman

Yet another revelation in the Environmental Protection Agency small refinery exemption saga came to light this week, thanks to the investigative journalism of Reuters, reporting Tuesday that EPA “consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy (DOE) to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).” This contradicts what EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt …

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EPA Releases 2019 Biofuel Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency released its proposal for 2019 biofuel obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Tuesday, maintaining the statutory level for corn ethanol while increasing advanced biofuels, but failing to address the small refinery exemptions that have decimated demand and effectively lowered the required amount of biofuels to be blended. Under the proposed rule, conventional renewable fuel volumes …

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Lamberty Focused on E10 in Mexico and E15 in US

Cindy Zimmerman

Right after the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) wrapped up in Omaha this month, word came that a Mexican federal court overturned an injunction blocking ethanol blends from climbing to 10 percent from 5.8 percent, allowing most of the country to move forward with E10 blends. That was very good news as American Coalition for Ethanol senior vice president Ron Lamberty …

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ACE Awards 2018 Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has announced the winners of its 2018 scholarship program recipients. Keithen Drury, Brett Galles, and Emma Baker will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to help further their collegiate education. Keithen Drury from Blue Hill, Nebraska, is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Keithen is the son of …

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Pruitt Visits South Dakota Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers and ethanol producers in South Dakota held a good old fashioned tractor rally in Sioux Falls as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers in Reliance about 200 miles west. A crowd of about 250 carried signs as speakers called on the administrator to cease granting waivers to refiners causing demand destruction for both corn and ethanol. “Corn prices …

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Plenty for Ethanol Industry Panel to Discuss

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel discussion on “Surveying the Health of Renewable Fuels Policy under the Trump Administration” gave participants plenty to talk about during the opening session of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop on Tuesday in Omaha. The panel included Geoff Cooper, executive vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA); American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings; and John Fuher, vice …

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